IBM have launched ‘Microclimate’, a simplified end-to-end platform for developers to build applications in the cloud. With this launch, IBM seeks to accelerate the time-to-build and deployment of applications right from the first line of code for the app to monitoring the performance of the app.
According to IBM, businesses adopting cloud have put tremendous pressure on developers to deliver applications quickly. They further added that in order to solve this problem, building a platform that would speed up the build-to-deploy process became imperative.
Speaking about the platform, IBM revealed that Microclimate was built with the help of Docker containers which isolates apps to isolate them in public, private and hybrid cloud environments. They also say that as a quality of differentiation, Microclimate supports app development based on microservices architecture.
Speaking about the launch, Andy Hoyt, vice president of the Developer Experience for IBM Hybrid Cloud, commented:
Our goal in creating Microclimate was to streamline the development process, so you can spend more time writing code and less time trying to cobble together all the services you need to create great apps.
In closing, IBM added since Microclimate supports multiple frameworks, development chains and runtimes, developers can easily build apps on the platform using the tools and services they are already familiar with.